What If You Are Arrested While Visiting New Orleans?

Photo of the streets of New Orleans during a festival

So, you came to New Orleans to have fun. That’s not a bad idea, considering our city has a festival almost every week of the year. Did you know there are over 135 annual festivals in New Orleans? It’s no small wonder that so many people choose NOLA as a travel destination. However, with so…


A Traveler’s Guide to Not Getting Arrested in New Orleans

Criminal Arrest in New Orleans

New Orleans is a fantastic place that is known for its culture, food and parties. It’s no wonder that so many people come to visit our city every year. However, what these visitors don’t know could extend their trip in some very unpleasant ways. To help keep you from finding trouble while on your New…


3 Common Defense Strategies to Fight a Drug Possession Charge

Picture of Being Arrested in New Orleans

Louisiana’s drug possession penalties vary depending on how a drug is classified under federal law, the amount of the drug found and prior offenses. However, any drug possession conviction can cause severe consequences. The goal of a drug possession attorney is to get your charges dropped or reduced to something less serious. Here are three…


How a DUI Could Affect Your College Career

Drinking and Driving Arrest in New Orleans

Unfortunately, a DUI charge in Louisiana could affect a student’s college career in more ways than one. In addition to sentencing requirements, you could also face future implications. Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities A single DUI charge should not affect a student’s eligibility for federal financial aid. However, an extra charge, such as a drug-related…


When Can a Law Enforcement Officer Search My Car Without a Warrant?

Criminal Law

In Louisiana, there are many ways in which an officer can legally search your vehicle without a warrant: Your consent: Unless other reasons outlined below apply, an officer must have your voluntary consent to search the vehicle. You have the right to refuse an officer from searching your car. Keep in mind, unlocking the doors…


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